Friday, September 14, 2012

LA Beer Week and Ticket GIVEAWAY!

The 4th Annual LA Beer Week is coming very soon on September 20-30 and there are many great events for you to look forward to, culminating in the LA Beer Week Festival at the Union Station! You can check the complete event listing here, but here are some of the great events they're having (and don't miss the ticket giveaway at the end of the post!):

  Thursday, Sept 20

  • Stone Total Town Takeover: Pasadena | Stone Brewing Co. previews its soon-to-open Stone Company Store – Pasadena location. Co-Founders Steve Wagner & Greg Koch will be on hand, sharing special beers and nibbles from Stone Catering, with live music. Tickets are $25; all proceeds will benefit a local charity. (7-9:30p) Other events with the Stone Brewing Co. team will also be taking place in Pasadena throughout the day. (Details)
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Invades Little Tokyo | Far Bar will be pouring 12 of this famed Delaware brewery’s beers, including some very rare and hard-to-get selections. In addition, an extra special treat will be running through the “organoleptic hop transducer module”... better known to Dogfish Head fans as Randall the Enamel Animal. (6p)

Friday, Sept 21

  • Poutine Paradise | Five courses of gourmet poutines will be paired with five Schneider-Weisse beers, along with a special dessert pairing at P’tit Soleil Westwood. (Two seatings: 6:30p &8:30p)

Saturday, Sept 22
  • Walker’s Wild Ride | David Walker of Firestone Walker Brewing Co. will be hauling several rare sour beers around town in a vintage ‘55 Land Rover, with stops at Golden Road Brewing, Verdugo Bar, 38 Degrees Alehouse & Grill, Far Bar, and Blue Palms Brewhouse.
  • Better Weather Fest | Golden Road Brewing will be celebrating their first year and their new brewery/restaurant expansions. Festival goers will be able to enjoy craft beers from a number of breweries, tour the new facilities, order eats from food trucks (Mandoline Grill, Crispy Waffle & Frite), all while relaxing to musical beats. (12-4p)
  • OC Fest of Ales | The inaugural OC Fest of Ales kicks off in Anaheim with over 100 beers, VIP food pairings, music and a Beer Run 5K.

Sunday, Sept 23

  • Beauty of the Barrel | The Victorian has partnered with Brew Something LA to help you enjoy both barrel-aged spirits and barrel-aged beers in one place at one time. Tickets are $40, and net proceeds go to benefit The Virginia Avenue Project. (4-8p)

Monday, Sept 24

  • Ancient Ales Dinner | The Little Bear’s Chef Andre Guerrero has created a five-course meal to be paired with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery's five “Ancient Ales.” The menu is insane. Tickets are $75; reservations can be made via             (213) 622-8100      . (7p)
  • So You Want to Open a Brewery in LA…A Brewers Panel | Join moderator Tomm Carroll (from The Celebrator Beer News) at Rock & Brews as he talks with those brave few who have recently started brewing professionally in Los Angeles — or have plans to do so in the near future. They’ll discuss their experiences with starting a brewery and share their war stories. (7p)

Tuesday, Sept 25

  • Beer University: Farmhouse Ales | Steingarten LA hosts homebrew guru Drew Beechum, who will give an amazing talk on saisons and other farmhouse ales, selecting some of his favorite examples of the style to drink, with specially tailored food and beer pairings. Five courses. RSVP via             (310) 441-0441      . (7p)

Wednesday, Sept 26

  • Brewmaster’s Dinner | Kinetic Brewing Company hosts an epic eight-course beer pairing dinner at their brewery in Lancaster. Tickets are $65. (6p)

Thursday, Sept 27
  • Suckling Pig Roast | King’s Row Gastropub roasts a whole hog that’s been marinated in Firestone Walker beer. 8+ Firestone Walker beers on tap. (6p)
  • Lucky Baldwins Exclusive Pub Tour | Shuttle buses take patrons around the Pasadena environs all night, looping between all three Lucky Baldwins locations. Tickets are $45. (6:30p-12a)
  • Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey night | Lost Abbey is probably my favorite San Diego brewery! Join the crew from this famed North County San Diego brewery along with over 20 of their beers at The Surly Goat. (6p)

Friday, Sept 28
  • The Oinkster 6th Anniversary | Six burger specials from the past six years, with a tap takeover featuring Eagle Rock Brewery.

Saturday, Sept 29
  • FoodGPS LA Beer Float Showdown |’s Josh Lurie has assembled five teams of top L.A. chefs and local breweries to collaborate on creating the ultimate beer float at Golden Road Brewing. Come taste and vote for your favorite. Tickets are $35; VIP $45. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Pablove Foundation. (2-5p)

Sunday, Sept 30
  • LA Beer Week Festival | The signature closing festivities for LA Beer Week. Over 70 breweries will be in attendance at Union Station, pouring unlimited samples of their goodies alongside food trucks and local artisans on-site peddling their wares. Tickets are $50; net proceeds benefit The Spero Foundation, The LA Brewers Guild, and the Glassell Park Recreation Center. (12-4p)

They have also generously offered a pair of tickets ($100 value) to the LA Beer Week Festival on Sunday September 30th for my readers. It's a can't miss event for beer lovers and you know you want it!

To enter:
1. Leave a comment below with your and contact email

Get extra entries by doing the following:
2. Tweet: "Win a pair of tickets to the @LABeerWeek Festival via @gourmetpigs! "
3. Follow @gourmetpigs and @LABeerWeek on twitter

Be sure to let me know when you've done 2 and 3 as well!
You have until midnight Sunday 9/23 to enter. I will draw the winner then and the name would be put on the will call list at the festival. Good luck!



Hooray for beer! Sign me up for the giveaway: nisthal.alex at gmail dot com

Jeannette Garcia, Ed.D.

Jeannette Garcia, e-mail:
#2 and 3 are done! Cheers!


Im working on my beer curls right now. I promise to walk to the Red line and use Metro to Union Station if I win! Mario Duarte Email is and Twitter @mario18601


So excited about #LABeerWeek! I've circled events at the new Stone Store as well as events at FarBar and OBar. I Would love to attend the closing festivities at Union Station. If I win I vow to either designate a driver or use Metro. Choose Me @Gourmetpigs Jennifer Rivas -


Beer me! I've done 2 and 3. Tweet me @BartlettBrewery. Email Thanks!


Beer week! Any excuse to drink more beer is fine by me. :D Email


Done with 2 and 3!
Tweet @AlexNisthal


Mmm, beer. Did 2 and 3 as well (@courtlynch).
Courtney Lynch


I cannot wait for LA Beer Week to begin!

Done with #2 & #3.

My name is Joanne Nishinaka.


entered via email (had trouble commenting):
Nicole Grepo

Baby Elephant Walk

I would love to win the tickets & show my girlfriend that there are other beers besides pilsners(not that I don't love those too!)

2 & 3, done and done.


Justin Pierce justin pierce


I would love the chance to go...


#2 and 3 done

Christopher Harper

Christopher Harper

Christopher Harper

Christopher Harper
I don't use Twitter, how about extras for Facebook users!!!


Cheers! #2 and #3 done!
Erin McGrath
@vintwined on Twitter

Mr. Chertkow

I don't have Twitter and I can't afford to buy tickets to the event. But I love craft beer and would LOVE to attend.

Jimmy Chertkow


comment: Beer, pretty please!
e-mail address:
name: April Schwass


damsoft 57Oh Sweet Nectar Of The Gods, How Shall I Count The Ways That I Love Thee?
Kirk Williams
Tweeter @capnkirq


BFF is coming to town. Would love to take her to this. Evelina Giang
evelina_giang @ yahoo dot com


Also forgot to mention that I've 2 & 3 :)

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